Legislation and its impact on Use Tax today

The Marketplace Fairness Act is bi-partisan supported legislation recently introduced in Congress that attempts to close the major loophole allowing online retailers to avoid charging state tax on items purchased from out-of-state.  The only change required is for each state to simplify their tax laws in compliance with the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement.…mm

Purseblog: Top 5 states for avoiding sales and use taxes while online shopping

Not everybody is interested in PurseBlog, but as a state revenue department, it pays to heed what the market is saying.  The members of this blog on high-fashion apparel and accessories are highly educated about making online purchases from out of state for the sole purpose of avoiding the sales tax.  On the PurseForum, fashionistas…mm

Municipal Business Licensing & Revenue Enhancement

Municipal Business Licensing and Revenue departments can leverage online open source websites to identify businesses that would otherwise not be discovered operating in their locality.  Many businesses are aware of the power of advertising Local Services online, but they may not be aware of the taxation implications of a particular city or locality.  Revenue enhancement…mm

Unlicensed Business Audit Lead Generation

A modernized online lead generation database of businesses, restaurants and services is now available to you.  The Harmari Business Reports scours popular websites like Yelp, ServiceMagic and Facebook to identify pages where these businesses advertise, and are  excellent, high quality leads focused on the needs of your municipality or state Automatically locates businesses both within…mm

Vacation Rental Tax Leads

Municipalities seek to bridge the tax gap by ensuring that property owners who provide short-term vacation rentals are paying their registration and rental tax obligations.  Short term vacation rental (STR) sites such as VRBO, HomeAway, AirBnB and others make it easy for property owners to advertise their short term rental (less than 30 days) to…mm

Harmari Doorman for Tax Revenue Estimation

Restaurants, bars and night clubs do not have a good history of tax compliance. Furthermore, software tools such as zappers make it easy to make sales transactions disappear. But now you can have independent revenue estimates using social media metrics, and business background information integrated into one user-friendly report.  Reduce your audit department`s need for…mm